Yesterday, several men dressed up as punching bags and waited for their wives to pummel them to symbolically celebrate International Women’s Day at a Henan tourist site.
According to pictures from NetEase, “Punchbag of love” was written on one side of the costume, while the other side read: “My love, please take your anger out on me.”
However, it doesn’t seem like the ladies had much rage built up inside them at all. One wife reached out to her husband like she was about to deck him, but went in for a soft hug instead. Meanwhile, the other spouses simply stood around and stared at one another, seeing who would be woman enough to take the first punch.
The wives explained to reporters that while life may have many ups and downs, husbands and wives should always stand by each other’s side. “Having a man by your side is the warmest shelter. Life needs some touching moments and spouses need to understand each other,” one wife to mark Women’s Day.
Netizens joked that perhaps the wives should have been given knives instead.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via NetEase]